Ideate Innovate and Collaborate
Zycus, the pioneer in cognitive procurement, has joined hands with SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) to create a joint "AI Council" for the sourcing and procurement leaders with the vision to "ideate, innovate and collaborate" and solve complex problems using the power of AI.
"According to Gartner, over the course of the next six-nine months, 75% of business and IT leaders will continue or start new AI initiatives, 24% increased their AI investments, and 42% kept them unchanged since the onset of COVID-19. Customer experience and retention, revenue growth, and cost optimization were the top focus areas for their current AI initiatives."
AI Journey
Start your AI Journey collaborating with the best of the minds
AI council will be an ideal platform to ideate and incubate your organization's AI journey with the best minds in the industry collaborating and providing insights to solve sourcing and procurement challenges using design thinking.
Specifically designed for the C-Suite
The council is designed exclusively for the C-Suite to drive tangible value by using AI to create use-cases and solutions for existing and futuristic sourcing and procurement problems. This platform will serve as a breeding ground for breakthrough ideas using design thinking, data science, and AI to solve complex problems.
Who should be in the council?
We have designed the program exclusively for the Sourcing and Procurement leaders looking to solve a problem and extract true value with the power of AI.

The council will organize various activities, including workshops and forums, to enable member organizations to initiate their AI journey through sandbox/pilot projects using Merlin AI.
Join us as we kick off the AI council journey at Horizon 2021 and listen to top CPOs as they spotlight on AI for procurement and how they envision using Cognitive Procurement to deliver insights and solve complex problems.

AI Council charter members

Hervé Le Faou
Hervé Le Faou
Chief Procurement Officer,
Russ Major
Russ Major
Chief Procurement Officer,
Ben Briggs
Ben Briggs
Group General Manager Procurement & Supply,
Crown Resorts
Interested in kicking off your AI journey??
About SIG:
SIG is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement, outsourcing and risk from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies and the advisors who serve them. SIG is widely known as a forum for sharing "next" practices and thought leadership through live networking events, virtual forums and a comprehensive online SIG resource center (SRC), which was developed by and for professionals in sourcing and outsourcing. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. SIG is also the parent organization for SIG University, a one-of-a-kind certification and training program for professionals and executives seeking deep expertise in sourcing and governance for themselves or their teams, as well as Future of Sourcing, which provides unrivaled digital content for the opinion-formers and decision-makers at the heart of the outsourcing space.
About Zycus:
Zycus is the pioneer in Cognitive Procurement software and has been a trusted partner of choice for large global enterprises for two decades. Zycus has been consistently recognized by Gartner, Forrester, and other analysts for its Source-to-Pay integrated suite.

Zycus powers its S2P software with the revolutionary Merlin AI Suite. Merlin AI takes over the tactical tasks and empowers procurement and AP officers to focus on strategic projects; offers data-driven actionable insights for quicker and smarter decisions, and its conversational AI offers a B2C type user-experience to the end-users.
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